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  • SPIRIT VERSUS SCALPEL: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy. by Adler, Leonore Loeb and B. Runi Mukherji, editors.
    Adler, Leonore Loeb and B. Runi Mukherji, editors.
    SPIRIT VERSUS SCALPEL: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Westport, CT & London: Bergin & Garvey, (1995). Hardcover first edition - "Unique presentation of traditional and modern healing and mental health practices." Forewords by Albert Pepitone and Uwe P. Gielen, introduction by the editors. Contains 15 papers, including J. Beatty "Cultural Perceptions of Life & Death"; D.A.Louw & E. Pretorius "The Traditional Healer in a Multicultural Society: The South African Experience"; E. Golomb "Oracles in Ladakh: A Personal Experience"; N.R. Mrinal, et al: "Traditional Healing in India"; S.S. de Silva & W.J. Epps "A Study of Curative Options Available in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka"; A. Jorge "'Mesa Blanca': A Puerto Rican Healing Tradition"; R. Spires- Robin & P. McGarrahan "The Healing Practices of Mexican Spiritualism"; M.…

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    Westport, CT & London: Bergin & Garvey, (1995). Hardcover first edition - "Unique presentation of traditional and modern healing and mental health practices." Forewords by Albert Pepitone and Uwe P. Gielen, introduction by the editors. Contains 15 papers, including J. Beatty "Cultural Perceptions of Life & Death"; D.A.Louw & E. Pretorius "The Traditional Healer in a Multicultural Society: The South African Experience"; E. Golomb "Oracles in Ladakh: A Personal Experience"; N.R. Mrinal, et al: "Traditional Healing in India"; S.S. de Silva & W.J. Epps "A Study of Curative Options Available in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka"; A. Jorge "'Mesa Blanca': A Puerto Rican Healing Tradition"; R. Spires- Robin & P. McGarrahan "The Healing Practices of Mexican Spiritualism"; M. Fischer "Shamanism in Alaska";and more. Index. Notes on contributors xxv, 219 pp. ISBN: 0-897894065.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with silver lettering.

    Book ID: 54592
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS IN FOLK TRADITION: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland. by Allen, David E. and Gabrielle Hatfield.
    Allen, David E. and Gabrielle Hatfield.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS IN FOLK TRADITION: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland.

    Edition: First edition.

    Portland, OR: Timber Press, (2004). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at the medicinal uses of more than 400 species used by the people of Britain and Ireland. Based on firsthand accounts captured by surveys, on more than 1000 manuscript volumes of the Irish Folklore Commission, and on 300 other published and unpublished sources. Includes illustrations from herbals such as those by Bock, Fuchs, and Brunfels, a map and a selection of color photographs by Deni Bown. Includes an appendix on veterinary remedies, sources and indexes of folk uses, scientific names and vernacular names. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-881926388.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71246
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  • GRANDMOTHERS OF THE LIGHT: A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook. by Allen, Paula Gunn
    Allen, Paula Gunn
    GRANDMOTHERS OF THE LIGHT: A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - This book begins with a chapter of the living reality of the medicine world and it includes twenty-one stories from many native nations - Navajo (Dine) Maya, Ojibwa, Cherokee, and more - which have guided female shamans for centuries. Illustrated. Glossary and Bibliography. xvii, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-807081027.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 78035
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  • POINSETTIAS: The December Flower - Myth and Legend - History and Botanical Fact. by Anderson, Christine and Terry Tischer.
    Anderson, Christine and Terry Tischer.
    POINSETTIAS: The December Flower - Myth and Legend - History and Botanical Fact.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tiburon, CA: Waters Edge Press, (1997). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated throughout in full color.Everything imaginable about this plant, from his history in Aztec days to how it became a symbol of Christmas and how to care fro the plants. Bibliography, index. Square format, 63 pp. ISBN: 0-965622495.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 62131
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  • POISONOUS PLANTS OF PAKISTAN. by Askari, S.H. Abid.
    Askari, S.H. Abid.
    POISONOUS PLANTS OF PAKISTAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Oxford, New York & Karachi, Pakistan: Oxford University Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects in one volume information about the poisonous plants that can be found in Pakistan which previously could only be found in scattered, specialized scientific papers. A beautiful book, in which detailed descriptions of the plants are accompanied by author's own accurate full color botanical drawing which highlight the poisonous parts of each plant. Of interest especially since otherwise toxic or poisonous plant extracts can have therapeutic value at lower dosage levels. Includes notes and references with each plant, plus glossary of botanical and medical terms, index of common English names and botanical names. xv, 512 pp. ISBN: 9780195977899.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 59228
    Keywords: botany, Ethnobotany
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  • ON THE RACES OF THE OPIUM POPPY GROWING IN SEMIRECH'E AND THE ORIGIN OF THEIR CULTURE. by Bazilevskaya, N.A.
    Bazilevskaya, N.A.
    ON THE RACES OF THE OPIUM POPPY GROWING IN SEMIRECH'E AND THE ORIGIN OF THEIR CULTURE.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing, (1976). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon monograph, translated from the Russian. Illustrated with photographs, maps (including one folding map). References. 68 pp.

    Condition: Very good in salmon cloth (sunning to the edges of the board and the spine)

    Book ID: 66520
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  • HORSES, MUSICIANS, AND GODS: The Hausa Cult of Possession-Trance. by Besmer, Fremont E.
    Besmer, Fremont E.
    HORSES, MUSICIANS, AND GODS: The Hausa Cult of Possession-Trance.

    Edition: First US printing.

    South Hadley, Massachusetts: Bergin & Garvey, (1983.). Hardcover first edition - Forewood by Willard Rhodes. Study of the Bori cult in Nigeria based on data collected in 1971 and 1973. Frontispiece, photographs, musical transcriptions, references, index. xiv, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-89789-0205.

    Condition: Very good in purple cloth boards with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 54676
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  • SOCIETY AND DRUGS: Drugs I: Social and Cultural Observations & STUDENTS AND DRUGS: Drugs II: College and High School Observations (2 volume set) by Blum, Richard H. and Associates
    Blum, Richard H. and Associates
    SOCIETY AND DRUGS: Drugs I: Social and Cultural Observations & STUDENTS AND DRUGS: Drugs II: College and High School Observations (2 volume set)

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - A publication of the Institute for the Study of Human Problems, Stanford University. Each volume has a bibliography and index. xvi, 400 pp. xix, 399 pp. ISBN: 0-87589-0334; 0-87589-0342.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jackets.

    Book ID: 58588
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  • CHARLATAN: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Art of FlimFlam. by [Brinkley, John.] Brock, Pope
    [Brinkley, John.] Brock, Pope
    CHARLATAN: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Art of FlimFlam.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2008.). First edition - An account of one of the most 'creative criminals in American history.' 'John Brinkley was a multi-millionaire, surgeon, broadcasting pioneer (he put his powerful station in Mexico, on the other side of the Rio Grande and is responsible for introducing country and western music to the nation), politician (candidate for governor of Kansas) and friend to the rich and famous. He was also a con-man who cheated millions with his 'cure' for impotence. In 1917 he introduced a bizarre surgical method - inserting goat testes - to restore the virility to farmers and it attracted thousands of paying customers. The quackbuster Morris Fishbein, editor of the AMA journal, however, vowed to put…

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    New York: Crown, (2008.). First edition - An account of one of the most 'creative criminals in American history.' 'John Brinkley was a multi-millionaire, surgeon, broadcasting pioneer (he put his powerful station in Mexico, on the other side of the Rio Grande and is responsible for introducing country and western music to the nation), politician (candidate for governor of Kansas) and friend to the rich and famous. He was also a con-man who cheated millions with his 'cure' for impotence. In 1917 he introduced a bizarre surgical method - inserting goat testes - to restore the virility to farmers and it attracted thousands of paying customers. The quackbuster Morris Fishbein, editor of the AMA journal, however, vowed to put Brinkley out of business and a cat-and-mouse game ensued. Yet for many years Brinkley continued to prosper and kill and maim patients by the score! Bibliography, notes, . 310 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57740
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  • THE COMPLETE HERBALIST, or, The People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies Describing the Great Curative Properties Found in the Herbal Kingdom : A New And Plain System of Hygienic Principles, Together With Comprehensive Essays On Sexual Philosophy, Marriage, Divorce, Etc. by Brown, Dr. O. Phelps.
    Brown, Dr. O. Phelps.
    THE COMPLETE HERBALIST, or, The People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies Describing the Great Curative Properties Found in the Herbal Kingdom : A New And Plain System of Hygienic Principles, Together With Comprehensive Essays On Sexual Philosophy, Marriage, Divorce, Etc.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Jersey City, NJ" By the author, 1875. Hardcover - Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Illustrated with several small drawings. Includes a list of poisons and their antidotes, recipes and standard herbal remedies. Glossary, index. 504 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pinkish brown cloth hardcover with blindstamped herbal design to front board and spine, lettering in gold (overall edgewear, bumping and fraying to the corners, and ends of the spine, but still a tight and sturdy copy).

    Book ID: 80193
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  • SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism. by Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle.
    SACRED PLANT MEDICINE: Exploration in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Focuses primarily on plants as they were used by Native Americans in North America. "Useful as a reference book and inspires the reader to look again at the plant world as a source of life and healing." INSCRIBED on the half title page "For -- in the spirit of the plants" and dated in 1997. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Includes 19 full color botanical plates by Cyncie Marini. Foreword by Brooke Medicine Eagle. Appendices, index. 210 pp. ISBN: 1-570980853.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (very minor edgewear on dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54600
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  • MAGIC, MYTH AND MEDICINE. by Camp, John.
    Camp, John.
    MAGIC, MYTH AND MEDICINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "Whatever reason is given for being ill, a vast body of preventive and therapeutic folk medicine and practice has evolved through the centuries. Many of these 'cures' have a surprisingly scientific basis, and, in the light of modern knowledge, are far more efficacious than might be imagined from the beliefs on which they are founded. This fascinating book examine folk medicine from many countries, traces its origins and development and describes its surprising survival into this scientific and computerized age." Illustrated, bibliography, index. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-800850467.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some sunning to the spine, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 75108
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953 by Cleland, J. B. and others.
    Cleland, J. B. and others.
    "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Anthropological Society of New South Wales, 1953. First edition - In addition to the featured article on "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" this includes articles on the discovery of adze heads in New Guinea and a selection of children's songs from Ooldea in W. South Australia. Illustrated with maps and drawings. pp 394 to 434.

    Condition: Good only in printed red wrappers - some wear to the covers, toning to the pages, prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 54772
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  • ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist . by Conrad, Jim.
    Conrad, Jim.
    ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Armchair adventure for the reader with a keen interest in both natural history and exotic culture... Here is an 'on the road'tale that combines a naturist's observations, misadventures, encounters with birds and people - and discoveries about himself - during several months in backcountry Mexico." Accounts of life among the Nahuat Indians, and several sections describing the birds. Illustrated with drawings by Kelli Glancey.Index. xi, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802711529.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few marks (appears uncirculated, tight and clean) in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 73627
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  • THE MEDICINE MAN OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND HIS CULTURAL BACKGROUND. by Corlett, William Thomas M.D.
    Corlett, William Thomas M.D.
    THE MEDICINE MAN OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN AND HIS CULTURAL BACKGROUND.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1935) dj. Hardcover first edition - A medical and sympathetic anthropological study ( as Corlett notes in his preface, this has as much religion as medicine and more theology than pathology) of the role of medicine men in the different cultures of Native Americans, from the Arctic through the Plains and the Southwest, Central America, and South America to Patagonia. The various chapters are devoted to different geographical areas and also to general topics like childbearing and foods and materia medica. Illustrated with many drawings and photos; bibliograhy, index. vii, 369 pp. The colophon is printed on a separate sheet laid in at the back. Also accompanying this copy is a small typed note…

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    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1935) dj. Hardcover first edition - A medical and sympathetic anthropological study ( as Corlett notes in his preface, this has as much religion as medicine and more theology than pathology) of the role of medicine men in the different cultures of Native Americans, from the Arctic through the Plains and the Southwest, Central America, and South America to Patagonia. The various chapters are devoted to different geographical areas and also to general topics like childbearing and foods and materia medica. Illustrated with many drawings and photos; bibliograhy, index. vii, 369 pp. The colophon is printed on a separate sheet laid in at the back. Also accompanying this copy is a small typed note which explains the significance of the dust jacket, stating in part "The color is the sacred color of the Inca of Peru and the cut is that of a Medicine Man trephining the skull to let out some supposed cause of the disease" and signed with W.T.C.

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    Condition: Very near fine in dark red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dustjacket with minor wear, some sunning to the spine of the dj. Rather uncommon, especially in this condition and in a dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80853
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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. by Davis, Wade.
    Davis, Wade.
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing (1992). First edition - The author, a Harvard ethnobotanist, writes with empathy and understanding and personal experience about indigenous tribes from the tropics to the Arctic circle. Included are chapters on shamanic healing, the plants of the gods - and on the end of the wild. Photographs. 156 pp. ISBN: 1551050269.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 56933
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  • WATUNNA: An Orinoco Creation Cycle by De Civrieux, Marc.
    De Civrieux, Marc.
    WATUNNA: An Orinoco Creation Cycle

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One of the oldest and longest of American creation myths, this oral tale has been gathered in Venezuela over the past 15 years by Marc de Civirieux, one of South America's leading anthropologists." Edited and translated by David Guss. Preface and glossary. Photographs. viii, 195 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-86547-0022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43369
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  • DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards. by De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards.

    Edition: First edition., a large trade paperback.

    Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, (2010). First edition - An exploration of supernatural and natural healing practices all over the world through 270 colonial postcards from a private collection, published in conjunction with an exhibition of these postcards in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2009. Shown in their original colors, the cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, but also a source which needs to be considered with care, since many reflect the colonial prejudices and racist attitudes of the time. Notes, references. Large format. 215 pp. ISBN: 978-9460220173.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77972
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  • ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH MIDWIFERY. by Dewees, Wm. P. (1768-1841)
    Dewees, Wm. P. (1768-1841)
    ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH MIDWIFERY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1823. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this noted Philadelphia physician, who is considered as changing the history of obstetrics in the US; he was among the first to contend with professional prejudice against doctors delivering babies, and his work helped to make it a respected branch of medicine. Topics include blood-letting; premature birth; rupture, inversion, haemorrhage and retroversion of the uterus; a reply to Dr. Peachy Harrison re impregnation; observation on Burns' "History of the Gravid Uterus;" sudden alteration of the color of the hair; use of volatile tincture of guaiacum in Catamenia; puerperal convulsions; dysmenorrhoea; suppression of menses; Bell's paper on the muscularity of the uterus and much more. iv, 9-479 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in the original tan leather with black and gilt spine labels - foxing and browning throughout, rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards, and a bit of fraying on ends of spine - but overall a sturdy and tightly bound copy.

    Book ID: 53387
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  • HALLUCINOGENS: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. by Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    HALLUCINOGENS: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Dorset, UK & Lindfield, Australia: Prism Press / Unity Press, (1990). A book which surveys the use of mind-altering plants in eleven societies in the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Guinea, ranging from the hunter-gatherers to complex ancient civilizations such as the Inca, the Moche, and the Maya, and one which argues that plant hallucinogens, which have been used from time immemorial, influenced human evolution. Illustrated with many botancial drawings and several tables. References, index. 255 pp. ISBN: 1-85327061X.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75160
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon. by Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, (1972). A study which examines the use of hallucinogenics - in this case, ayahuasca - in the urban setting of the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos. One of the earliest firsthand observations of a practicing shaman and his use of native herbal medicines and psychedelic pharmaceuticals. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Map, glossary, bibliography, index. ix, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-881330930.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80799
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  • MARIJUANA: The Cultivator's Handbook. by Drake, Bill
    Drake, Bill
    MARIJUANA: The Cultivator's Handbook.

    Edition: Revised and expanded edition, a large trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, (1986.). Comprehensive guide to the cultivation of marijuana.Illustrated throughout with photographs. Bibliography, index, appendix. Large square format. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-914171-062.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56925
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  • THE PLANT MAGIC MAN. by Durrell, Lawrence.
    Durrell, Lawrence.
    THE PLANT MAGIC MAN.

    Edition: First thus- a slim trade paperback, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. First edition - An essay by Durrell on his experience with Ludo Chardenon, a herbalist in Arles, Provence. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. The fifth title in the 'Yes! Capra Chapbook Series' edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Illustrated with small decorations and woodcuts throughout. 25 pp plus a facsimile copy of Chardenon's preparations and plants, a final woodcut, a photograph of Chardenon and Durrell and the colophon. ISBN: 0-912264-519.

    Condition: Very good overall in illustrated wrappers (small chip to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 60795
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  • Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia: CONTRIBUTION TO ETHNOBOTANICAL AND FLORISTIC STUDIES IN CAMEROON. by [Ethnobotany] Adjanohoun, E.J.; Aboubakar, N.; Dramane, K. and others, authors.
    [Ethnobotany] Adjanohoun, E.J.; Aboubakar, N.; Dramane, K. and others, authors.
    Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopoeia: CONTRIBUTION TO ETHNOBOTANICAL AND FLORISTIC STUDIES IN CAMEROON.

    Edition: First edition.

    (Porto-Novo (Benin) STRC / OUA, 1996. First edition - Published under the auspices of the Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (STRC) of the Organization of African Unity, this is the first comprehensive survey of the medicinal plants of the area, including many which are indigenous to Cameroon. Each plant is described in alpahabetical order and is illustrated by a line drawing. Also includes listings of the major diseases and their treatments, a glossary, an index of the medicinal plants by disease, an index of the vernacular names of these plants and more. vi, 641 pp. ISBN: 9782453661.

    Condition: Very good in printed grey wrappers.

    Book ID: 56051
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  • ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA: Patterns of Traditional Medicine in Rural and Urban Kenya. by [Ethnobotany] Good, Charles M.
    [Ethnobotany] Good, Charles M.
    ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS IN AFRICA: Patterns of Traditional Medicine in Rural and Urban Kenya.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Guilford Press, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the survival, adaptation and utilization of traditional medical systems in a rapidly modernizing country and suggests that a collaboration between traditional and Western biomedicine would advance the goals of community health. Photographs, references, index. xxi, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-89862-7796.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53820
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  • BLINDNESS IN THE KAWAMBWA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA / AFRICAN MEDICINE IN THE MANKOYA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA. by [Ethnobotany] Phillips, C. M./ S. A. Symon.
    [Ethnobotany] Phillips, C. M./ S. A. Symon.
    BLINDNESS IN THE KAWAMBWA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA / AFRICAN MEDICINE IN THE MANKOYA DISTRICT, NORTHERN RHODESIA.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Lusaka: The Rhodes- Livingstone Institute, 1959. First edition - Rhodes- Livingstone Communication No. 15. Introduction by R. J. Apthorpe. In addition to the two articles cited in the title, this also includes a list of the botanical and vernacular names for the plants used in Nkoya medicine. Typescript pages. Map. vii, 77 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original blue printed wrappers with blue cloth spine. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 54673
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  • EDIBLE MEDICINES: An Ethnopharmacology Of Food. by Etkin, Nina L.
    Etkin, Nina L.
    EDIBLE MEDICINES: An Ethnopharmacology Of Food.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Chile pepper is used today as a flavoring, but Aztecs also applied it for toothache, sore throat, and asthma. The tonic properties of coffee have been recorded in Islamic pharmacopoeia since the eleventh century, and many peoples have used it to protect against Parkinson's disease. Although much has been documented regarding the nutritional values of foods, until recently little attention has been paid to the pharmacologic potential of diet. This book investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world to describe the place of food in health maintenance." Illustrated with photographs and tables. Includes an appendix on some common spices, notes, references, scientific and general indices. xi, 301 pp. ISBN: 0-816520930.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71871
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • PLANTS AND INDIGENOUS MEDICINE AND DIET: Biobehavioral Approaches. by Etkin, Nina L., editor.
    Etkin, Nina L., editor.
    PLANTS AND INDIGENOUS MEDICINE AND DIET: Biobehavioral Approaches.

    Edition: First edition.

    Bedford Hills, NY: Redgrave Publishing, (1986). Hardcover first edition - A multidisciplinary approach to this topic with contributions by 18 writers, and an introduction to each section by the editor. Included are papers on Folk Anticancer Plants by James Duke; Aztec Medicinal Herbs by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano; Coca in Andean Cultural Perspective by Jim Weil and much more. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and tables. Index. xii, 336 p. : ill. ISBN: 0-913178020.

    Condition: Fine in olive green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 71870
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa by Fernandez, James W.
    Fernandez, James W.
    BWITI: An Ethnography of the Religious Imagination in Africa

    Edition: First edition.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1982.). Hardcover first edition - Bwiti is a spiritual discipline of the Fang people of Gabon and Cameroon - "it is a religion that seeks to recapture the totality of the old way of life." (p 9.) Bwiti practitioners use the psychedelic, dissociative root bark of the Tabernanthe iboga plant (or eboga), specially cultivated for the religion, to promote spiritual growth. Illustrated with 66 photographs and numerous figures and drawings by Renate Lellep Fernandez. Glossary. Notes. Extensive Bibliography and index. xxiv, 731 pp. ISBN: 0-691093903.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth (some scattered underlining, front hinge starting), no dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 54782
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  • THE PLEASURE SEEKERS: The Drug Crisis, Youth and Society. by Fort, Joel M. D.
    Fort, Joel M. D.
    THE PLEASURE SEEKERS: The Drug Crisis, Youth and Society.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An important and classic study of mind-altering durgs - marijuana, LSD, barbituates, tranquilizers, amphetamines, alcohol - and a look at the ineffective policies used to "control" such drugs in the US and elsewhere. Comparison chart, bibliography, index. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in very good- dust jacket (some ink underlining and brackets on several pages, scattered throughout the book, previous owner's name blacked out, very noticeable rubbing to the black dust jacket. Original price of $6.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 51215
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